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Metal Detecting After a Hurricane and gold coins on a beach

Best Beach Metal Detectors

The break line is a fantastic but potentially dangerous area to hunt. Best done in a calm sea, walking in the break with your waterproof pulse induction detector can allow you to hunt some areas which are only uncovered briefly. Be sure to bring your long handled sand scoop as there is no way you'll be able to dig by hand.

Nokta Makro ANFIBIO Multi Metal Detector

$764.15
Use the Nokta Makro ANFIBIO Multi Metal Detector when depth, sturdiness, and unmasking matter. Waterproof. Includes USB cable + coil cover.
SKU: 11000613
★★★★★

Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

$949.00
Minelab Equinox 800: a versatile, submersible, Multi-IQ metal detector with a sensitive DD coil adaptable for varying targets & ground conditions
SKU: 3720-0002
★★★★★

Garrett AT Max Metal Detector / Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk Special

$722.45
This Garrett AT MAX Metal Detector comes complete with Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk, and 8.5x11" PROformance DD Search coil.
SKU: 1142062
★★★★★

Nokta Makro PulseDive Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer

$101.15
The Nokta Makro Pulsedive Pinpointer - Black quickly transforms from a scuba detector and back again. Stable in saltwater. Pouch included.
SKU: 10000111
★★★★★

Used - Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector

$509.96
The Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector was designed to find tiny nuggets even in shallow fresh water hunting. Includes 5x8" DD Search Coil.
SKU: 1140680U

Best Beach Pinpointers

Have you ever found as trove of lead fishing weights? Picking them up and disposing of them properly is a fantastic way to be a good steward of the hobby. But wait, there's more! Lead and gold are very close in density, if the ocean has churned up and spit out some lead weights, chances are, if there was gold nearby, that was churned up as well!

Nokta Makro PulseDive 2-in-1 Scuba Detector and Pinpointer - Yellow

$160.65
The Nokta Makro Pulsedive Scuba Detector - Yellow is designed for land and water. Features a dive mode and is waterproof up to 60m (200 ft).
SKU: 10000113
★★★★★

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer with Z-Lynk

$144.45
The all-terrain Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer works with Z-Lynk wireless headphones and is waterproof up to 20 feet.
SKU: 1142200
★★★★★

Nokta Makro PulseDive Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer

$101.15
The Nokta Makro Pulsedive Pinpointer - Black quickly transforms from a scuba detector and back again. Stable in saltwater. Pouch included.
SKU: 10000111
★★★★★

Minelab Pro-Find 20 Pinpointer

$99.00
Accurately pinpoint locations to the nearest inch using the Minelab Pro-Find 20 pinpointer with instant haptic/vibration and audio feedback.
SKU: 3226-0004

Quest Scuba Tector Pro (Orange)

$229.00
Designed for detectorists who push through boundaries and redefine underwater detecting, the Scuba Tector Pro is the most versatile, portable underwater metal detectors Quest has ever made.
SKU: 2001.101

Best Beach Scoops

Hunting around fire pits can be lucrative as well. This hunting takes some patience as there is often much trash in these areas but that is often a deterrent to other, less patient, TH'ers.

Sito Scoops 8" Standard Sand Scoop with Sharp Front (V2)

$159.00
Sturdy scoop by Sito Scoops. Has a sharp front and uses 7/16" laser cut holes for precision & catching small items usually lost by other scoops. Fits 1-1/2 inch handle diameter.
SKU: 200SHASMA
★★★★★

RTG 2 in 1 Adjustable Handle Scoop (2 Qt. Capacity)

$84.95
Dual capacity RTG 2 in 1 adjustable handle scoop: with a reliable, high grade basket mesh and heavy duty scoop for best results.
SKU: 702

Sito Scoops 7" Standard Sand Scoop

$139.00
Fine, laser cut hex holes, durable stainless steel body, perfect size for smaller rings and jewelry - the Sito Scoops 7" sand scoop.
SKU: 170STAHEX
★★★★★

Detecting Adventures T-Rex 6.5" Stainless Steel Sand Scoop - Honeycomb Holes

$179.00
Detecting Adventures presents this lightweight, stainless steel T-Rex 6.5" honeycomb scoop that catches finds, no matter how small. Fits handle shaft with 1-3/8 inch diameter.
SKU: TR-6612
★★★★★
Read Kellyco's Metal Detecting after Hurricanes Guide
Know What To Look For and How
Once the all clear is given after a hurricane, heading out with your detector can mean you find one of your best finds ever. As always, please be safe and obey local law enforcement. You are more important than anything you may find.
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Beach Hunting Quick Tips


And don't forget! Clean your coil! Salt and other minerals are abundant in sea water. After the water and sand is long gone, these minerals are left behind on your coil and in the cover and can cause significant interference. Remove your coil cover and wash both in fresh water after every beach outing.

Graphic showing high and low tides and where to search
Read Kellyco's Beach Guide
Become an Expert Beach Hunter
Need some tips before you hit the sand? We've got all the tips and tricks you need for your beach hunt in our guide to metal detecting on the beach.
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